Pesky Birds Ruin Spirit Airlines Flight To NYC

Tippi Hedren beware — the birds are at it again. Another passenger flight was the victim of a unprovoked “bird strike” by our fine-feathered foes on Monday.

The avian attackers got all up in the grill of Spirit Airlines Flight 758 bound for New York’s La Guardia Airport from Ft. Lauderdale. The plane was forced to make a U-turn back to Ft. Lauderdale, where it landed safely with no one injured. Inspectors are checking out the plane for damage and, presumably, bird remnants.

As you probably already know, birds were responsible for the failure of US Airways Flight 1549 last January. That Charlotte, NC, bound flight originated from La Guardia and terminated off the coast of Manhattan when Capt. Sully Sullenberger performed a water landing in the Hudson River.

Bird Strike Grounds LGA Bound Flight [NY1]